1. Open Access Archaeology Digest #496

    Open Access (free to read) articles on archaeology:

    Metropolis in Mayfair?
    http://bit.ly/1pJrkfG

    A Cross-Slab found at St John’s Chapel, Canisbay, Caithness.
    http://bit.ly/172kk4K

    The excavation of a Quaker burial ground, 84 London Road, Kingston upon Thames
    http://bit.ly/YXKzed

    An inscribed stone from Burton Dassett, Warwickshire
    http://bit.ly/11e9O8p

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  2. Open Access Archaeology Digest #495

    Todays list of Open Access (free to read) Archaeology articles:

    Unpublished Notices of the Times of Edward I, and of his Relations with the Moghul Sovereigns of Persia
    http://bit.ly/111Xirg

    Recent Discoveries on the First Inhabitants of the Mexicali Valley
    http://bit.ly/1qobIQf

    A Computer Aided Design Technique for Pottery Profiles
    http://bit.ly/1qobJ6P

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  3. theolduvaigorge:

    Putslaagte 1 (PL1), the Doring River, and the later Middle Stone Age in southern Africa’s Winter Rainfall Zone

    • by Alex Mackay, Alex Sumner, Zenobia Jacobs, Ben Marwick, Kyla Bluff and Matthew Shaw 

    "Existing data suggest weak human occupation of southern Africas Winter Rainfall Zone (WRZ) during later Marine Isotope Stage (MIS) 3, the causes of which are unknown. Here we report briefly on the results of recent surveys of alluvial terrace sites of the Doring River in the WRZ, which document occupation over a broad expanse of the later Middle Stone Age (MSA) and Pleistocene Later Stone Age. We then report on test excavations at one terrace site, denoted Putslaagte site 1 (PL1), describe in detail the assemblage of flaked stone artefacts produced from that excavation, and present two OSL ages obtained from 0.8 m to 1.5 m below surface. The results suggest that a) artefact accumulations at PL1 are dense, b) the technological systems documented are characteristically MSA but differ in form from the range of systems known from other excavated sites in the region, and c) that the assemblages accumulated in MIS 3. Taken together with the survey data the results introduce new variation into the later MSA in southern Africa, and imply reorganisation of land use in the WRZ in late MIS 3 rather than abandonment. We suggest that a research emphasis on rock shelter deposits may have produced misleading depictions of regional occupation” (read more/open access).

    (Open access source: Quaternary International, in press 2014 via George Washington University)

  4. Open Access Archaeology Digest #494

    Open Access (free to read) articles on archaeology:

    On the difference of plan alleged to exist between churches of Austin Canons and those of Monks; and the frequency with which such churches were parochial
    http://bit.ly/176Wffy

    The virtual museum of landscape
    http://bit.ly/1o9FZ2d

    Playful agents, inexorable process: elements of a coherent theory of iteration in anthropological simulation
    http://bit.ly/19lZdiN

    Antiquities at Buda-Pest
    http://bit.ly/10LCJEt

    A cinerary urn from Kirklands, Kirkoswald, Ayrshire
    http://bit.ly/YlUBQE

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  5. Open Access Archaeology Digest #493

    Get your Open Access (free to read) archaeology fix:

    Development of Urbanization in the Mewar Region of Rajasthan, India in the Middle of Third Millennium BC
    http://bit.ly/12NYejr

    Lease of a Piece of Pasture to Haltemprice Priory, Yorkshire
    http://bit.ly/Y2jQaB

    Notice of the Sculptured Top of a Stone Cross found in the Parish of Lesmahagow, A.D. 1866; with some Remarks upon Crosses, and the Privilege of Sanctuary.
    http://bit.ly/16EzG3d

    The Freedom of the Woods: Antiquarian Landscapes and Politics
    http://bit.ly/15aDBVT

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  6. Open Access Archaeology Digest #492

    Your Open Access (free to read) Archaeology daily:

    The Chronicle of John of Worcester, previously assigned to Florence of Worcester
    http://bit.ly/14CokZ0

    Avances de investigación
    http://bit.ly/17zjHCa

    Roman glass bracelets as a means to understaning Orešac in Antiquity
    http://bit.ly/1nYfA87

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  7. theolduvaigorge:

    Kathu Townlands: A High Density Earlier Stone Age Locality in the Interior of South Africa

    • by Steven J. H. Walker, Vasa Lukich and Michael Chazan

    "Kathu Townlands is a high density Earlier Stone Age locality in the Northern Cape Province, South Africa. Here we present the first detailed information on this locality based on analysis of a sample of lithic material from excavations by P. Beaumont and field observations made in the course of fieldwork in 2013. The results confirm the remarkably high artefact density at Kathu Townlands and do not provide evidence consistent with high energy transport as a mechanism of site formation, suggesting that Kathu Townlands was the site of intensive exploitation of highly siliceous outcroppings of banded iron formation. The results presented here provide a first step towards understanding this complex locality and point to the need for further research and the importance of preserving this locality in the face of intensive and rapid development" (read more/open access).

    (Open access sourcePLoS ONE 9(7): e103436, 2014)

  8. Open Access Archaeology Digest #491

    Today’s list of Open Access (free to read) articles:

    Notice of the Exploration of the Castle on the Isle of Loch Dochart, Perthshire. With Drawings of the Objects found, and Plans and View of the Castle.
    http://bit.ly/YoHClF

    Portable Material Culture and Death Factory Auschwitz
    http://bit.ly/1pj7475

    Early box flue tiles from London
    http://bit.ly/109yyBh

    On Guildship in Anglo-Saxon Monasteries
    http://bit.ly/YGC1ax

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  9. Open Access Archaeology Digest #490

    Get some Open Access (free to read) Archaeology articles here:

    Notice of the same Stone.
    http://bit.ly/16uGjBF

    On the Analogy between the Architecture of France and that of Scotland
    http://bit.ly/16HFRBf

    Excavations at Grandtully, Perthshire
    http://bit.ly/11SiEuf

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  10. Open Access Archaeology Digest #489

    Lots of great Open Access (free to read) Archaeology articles:

    Notes on Feudalism in Japan.
    http://bit.ly/Y4rQwg

    A new landscape context for Houndtor, Devon
    http://bit.ly/15VJXYq

    Examination of the patina coating of natural Theban limstones as well as blocks of Hatshepsut Temple, Upper Egypt
    http://bit.ly/1h9zqcs

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  11. Open Access Archaeology Digest #488

    Lots of great Open Access (free to read) Archaeology articles:

    A descriptive classification of early Anglo-Saxon copper-alloy compositions: towards a general typology of early medieval copper alloys
    http://bit.ly/1437zsa

    Tourism economics: a discipline of economics
    http://bit.ly/1kcBskW

    Villa del Casale di Piazza Armerina: nuovi scavi.
    http://bit.ly/1kcBpW9

    Survey and excavation at Kilearnan Hill, Sutherland, 1982-3
    http://bit.ly/115ICbC

    Excavations at Elstree, Mioddlesex, 1974-6
    http://bit.ly/HhS1cQ

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  12. Open Access Archaeology Digest #487

    Your Open Access (free to read) Archaeology daily:

    A Late Bronze Age Burial from Orrock near Burntisland
    http://bit.ly/173MKRo

    On a Monument in the Cloister of St. Maria Annunziata, at Florence
    http://bit.ly/180tFKg

    The ‘turning’ of Scotland
    http://bit.ly/11SiEuf

    Mediaeval Military Architecture in England
    http://bit.ly/16fmcGf

    Knives in early Saxon burials: blade length and age at death
    http://bit.ly/15UY235

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  13. Open Access Archaeology Digest #486

    Open Access (free to read) Archaeology articles:

    Engraved Stones of Orange County
    http://bit.ly/1nv0qwh

    Notice of a Crannog discovered in Lochleven, Kinross-shire, on 7th September 1887.
    http://bit.ly/186h6Aj

    The art of the Book of Deer.
    http://bit.ly/115ICbC

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  14. Open Access Archaeology Digest #485

    Open Access (free to read) articles:

    Account of the Excavation of the Roman Station at Inchtuthil, Perthshire, undertaken by the Society of Antiquaries of Scotland in 1901:- (II) Description of the Plans.
    http://bit.ly/16RKJmo

    [CULTURAL RESOURCE MANAGEMENT AND HISTORICAL ARCHAEOLOGY IN THE INDO-PACIFIC REGION] Working with local museums: a case study from eastern Indonesia
    http://bit.ly/1rgbjC5

    Catering for Pilgrims: Petrographic Analysis of Late Antique Kitchenware from the Monastery of St Lot at Deir ‘Ain ‘Abata, Jordan
    http://bit.ly/1rgbjCf

    Stone finds in context: a contribution to the study of later prehistoric artefact assemblages.
    http://bit.ly/12o4ViP

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  15. Open Access Archaeology Digest #484

    Open Access (free to read) archaeology articles for everyone:

    Notices of Recent Discoveries in Chester Cathedral, illustrative of the original arrangement of that structure in Norman and later times
    http://bit.ly/XKMKkG

    Notice of a Cist with an Urn, found at Noranside, Parish of Fern, Forfarshire. And Notices of Stone Cists found at different times within the Parish.
    http://bit.ly/1aAAPLd

    Some Examples of Nottingham Alabaster-Work of the Fifteenth Century
    http://bit.ly/181zagt

    Notices of the King’s Master Gunners of Scotland, with the Writs of their Appointments, 1512-1703.
    http://bit.ly/ZfOTjs

    On the Cairns of Arran, No. III. With a Notice of a Megalithic Structure at Ardenadam, on the Holy Loch.
    http://bit.ly/16wCpc6

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